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Canada is about to get a new statutory holiday marking residential schools | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Canada is about to get a new national statutory holiday. It will mark the country’s shameful residential school legacy. The federal government had been consulting national Indigenous groups about the proposed holiday. National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde joins APTN National News Host Melissa Ridgen to discuss this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 20185 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Rodriguez to Visit British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

From: Canadian Heritage VANCOUVER – As part of a trip to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will meet with stakeholders and organizations on Monday to discuss priorities facing various cultural communities. Minister Rodriguez will then tour an important Indigenous heritage site on Vancouver Island […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201819 Views

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YT Government: Grade 10 students using new school curriculum this year

A modernized school curriculum is being implemented for Grade 10 classes across Yukon when the school year begins next week. The redesigned curriculum is based on British Columbia’s revised school curriculum, with adaptations to fit Yukon’s northern context and embed Yukon First Nations ways of knowing and doing in all grades. Kindergarten to Grade 9 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201822 Views

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Minister McKenna holds meetings to discuss the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen Area

From: Parks Canada August 17, 2018 Penticton, British Columbia Parks Canada Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, is visiting the South Okanagan area to discuss the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen area. Minister McKenna will be […]

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Nunatsiavut Government congratulates Natan Obed on being reelected President of ITK

August 16, 2018 – North Battleford, SK – The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)’s Gold Eagle Casino (GEC) has been honoured with winning two Silver Romero Awards for excellence in casino marketing. At an awards ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gold Eagle Casino received awards for Casino Floor and VIP promotions. “This is the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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The Inuit future – Canadian Geographic

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world In late August 2017, Natan Obed, president of the national Inuit representational organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, joined Catherine McKenna, the minister of environment and climate change, on her visit to […]

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Four years after her death, Tina Fontaine’s mother still seeking answers – APTN News

August 16, 2018 This Friday will make a grim anniversary. It will have been four years since the body of 15-year-old, Tina Fontaine was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg. Her mother, Tina Duck continues to search for closure. “I just want to heal. I wish I could see my baby again. She would’ve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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Minister Bains to visit Nanaimo, British Columbia

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Innovation Minister to meet with innovators and members of the business and academic communities August 17, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will visit Nanaimo, British Columbia, between August 20 and August 22 to hold discussions with business representatives, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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TSB will deploy a team of investigators to a fatal air accident at Little Doctor Lake, Northwest Territories

Edmonton, Alberta, 17 August 2018 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will deploy a team of investigators to a fatal accident involving a Cessna 206 operated by Simpson Air at Little Doctor Lake, Northwest Territories. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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Don’t blow off bus need – Castanet.net

Aug 17, 2018 Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent opinion piece, Gov’t should get off the bus. Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, rely on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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National Inuit org honours Inuit and Inuit allies – Nunatsiaq News

August 17, 2018 Precious archival materials from 1930s-era residential school returned to the Inuvialuit Canada’s national Inuit organization handed out six awards to individuals and organizations with connections to the Inuvialuit region at an event held in Inuvik on Tuesday night to kick off this year’s annual general meeting of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. ITK presents […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201813 Views

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Media advisory: Minister McKenna to make an announcement regarding an infrastructure investment project in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

August 17, 2018       Tofino, British Columbia       Parks Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, will make an announcement regarding the completion of an infrastructure investment project in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. A media availability will follow. Please note that this advisory is subject to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201825 Views

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project — Participant Funding Available

August 17, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous Peoples in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed James Bay Lithium Mine Project. The project is located approximately 100 kilometres east of James […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201821 Views

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Have a Capital idea? Learn how the Ontario Trillium Foundation can support your project

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is presenting a series of webinars and telephone coaching clinics for organizations that are planning to submit a Capital Investment Stream Grant Application. These sessions will offer concrete information on what makes an effective Capital project and tips on how to build a strong OTF application. Sign up by clicking on a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201820 Views

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NU Government: Early Learning and Child Care training

August 17, 2018 Funded by the Government of Canada through the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement The Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Education will be holding Early Learning and Child Care training and professional development August 24 – 29, 2018. This training will provide early childhood educators and facility operators from across Nunavut […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201820 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Hajdu to visit Victoria, British Columbia

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will be in Victoria on Monday, August 20. While visiting the Oaklands Community Centre, she will discuss how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle-class families and those working hard to join the middle class. She will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201820 Views

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NS Government: Community and Civic Spirit Awards

August 17, 2018 Four Nova Scotia communities have earned this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award for their exemplary civic and community spirit. The communities being recognized in 2018 are: — Cole Harbour, Halifax Regional Municipality — Glooscap First Nation, Kings Co. — North Mountain, Kings Co. — Prospect, Halifax Regional Municipality “I was delighted […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201818 Views

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Judges, lawyers at odds over deal Canada pay $75M in ’60s Scoop legal fees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Federal Court judge wants input by the end of the month into whether he has the power to decide how much the government should pay lawyers who successfully pursued an unprecedented lawsuit against Canada for the loss of Indigenous identity suffered […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201819 Views

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Trudeau to Create a National Holiday to Mark Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools – Manitobapost

17 August 2018 SAINT−EUSTACHE, Que. — The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward reconciliation, he said in Saint−Eustache, Que. “Over the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201821 Views

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Zhiibaahaasing First Nation heads to the polls on September 5 – Manitoulin Expositor

August 17, 2018 ZHIIBAAHAASING—Ogimaa Irene Kells has been acclaimed as chief of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation in the band elections slated for September 5, while there are seven candidates vying for the three seats at the council table. Candidates for band council include: Christine Bigras, Carl Antoine, Melody Antoine, Charlene Sagon, Kevin Mossip (incumbent), Bobbi […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201821 Views

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Feast in honour of Tina Fontaine will be held on 4th anniversary of her body’s discovery – CBC

Gathering a chance for family, community to heal, organizer says Aug 17, 2018 Four years to the day after Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River, her family is hosting a community feast to honour her and to heal. Melissa Stevenson ran a children’s group at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg, where […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201820 Views

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Senator says judges are in best position to decide sentences – Ottawa Citizen

August 16, 2018 A Liberal-appointed Senator who has introduced a bill to water down the impact of mandatory minimum sentences says judges are in the best position to deliver penalties tailored to the individual criminal. “I am pleased to see that judges are challenging the application of mandatory minimum penalties,” Sen. Kim Pate said Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201818 Views

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The governments of Canada and Quebec support the sustainable and ethical development of the North

Québec City, Quebec, August 17, 2018—The governments of Canada and Quebec understand that research and innovation are essential to enable organizations to be competitive and to promote economic prosperity in a manner respectful of the environment. Investing in research is necessary to build strong and sustainable communities. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201822 Views

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Edmonton celebrates sixth annual Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day

August 17, 2018 Representatives from the Government of Canada, Province of Alberta, City of Edmonton and Chiefs from the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations joined together at Edmonton City Hall to commemorate the historic signing of Treaty No. 6. “Today’s event is a great showcase of the dedication and commitment that all parties have […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201818 Views

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New federal funding will help prevent and address violence against Indigenous women in Newfoundland and Labrador

August 17, 2018 – Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – Status of Women Canada Gender equality is a key priority for the Government of Canada,  because we know that Canada simply cannot move forward when half of us are held back. That’s why today, Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201820 Views

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National Lacrosse League’s Saskatchewan Rush to fly Iroquois flag at home games – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018 SASKATOON _ The Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League will honour the history of the sport by flying an Iroquois flag at all home games from now on. SaskTel Centre, the Rush’s home arena, hosted the world junior indoor lacrosse championship from Aug. 8 to 12. The Iroquois, who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201821 Views

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Sault College student wins Ontario Power Generation’s JWB student award – SooToday.com

The John Wesley Beaver Awards is one of three scholarships sponsored by OPG for Indigenous students Ontario Power Generation is proud to announce Elizabeth Brant and Aaron Jones as the 2018 recipients of the OPG John Wesley Beaver Memorial Student Awards. The JWB Student Awards reflect OPG’s commitment to supporting Indigenous youth in their field […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201819 Views

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Métis rights and self-government focus of the 25th MNO AGA

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) launched its 25th Annual General Assembly (AGA) tonight in Peterborough with the arrival of the traditional voyageur canoes on the shores of Beavermead Park. The MNO leadership, including members of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO), as well as special guests, paddled the canoes and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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$812,000 to Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Drummond for Skills Link projects for young Canadians

Aug. 17, 2018    Drummondville, Quebec     Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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New report shows how Canadian law is failing Indigenous trapline holders

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Trappers’ stories illustrate cumulative impact of industrial activity on lands, waters and wildlife VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – A new report from West Coast Environmental Law reveals an urgent need to better align Canadian and Indigenous law on traplines, in order to uphold Aboriginal and Treaty rights and protect the environment from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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Makivik Congratulates Natan Obed on Re-election as ITK President

Kuujjuaq, QC – August 16, 2018 – Makivik Corporation congratulates Mr. Natan Obed on his re-election to the position of President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization representing all Inuit in Canada. The election was held this morning in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, following the ITK AGM, held […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games Inspires Pride and a Legacy for the Future

Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games Inspires Pride and a Legacy for the Future Through the celebration of athletic achievement and cultural heritage, the Games inspire a commitment to wellness and deep sense of pride in being Indigenous. August 17, 2018 – Toronto, ON – As athletes bowed their heads to accept their medals and posed for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201818 Views

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Yukon’s wildfire resources exported to British Columbia

August 16, 2018 On August 15, the Government of Yukon sent resources to British Columbia to assist with the province’s wildfire situation. This assistance was requested through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. The British Columbia government declared a province-wide state of emergency yesterday in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. Twenty-seven Wildland Fire Management […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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Commentary: Sympathy for whale mom Tahlequah not enough to save the orcas – Folio

August 16 2018 Federal emergency protection order needed to help conserve dwindling killer whale population in Pacific Northwest, argues environmental law expert. Tahlequah, also known as J35, is one of 75 remaining southern resident killer whales that live in the Salish Sea off the coast of British Columbia and Washington state. For 17 days, Tahlequah […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201816 Views

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NTI President Congratulates ITK President re-elect Natan Obed

(August 16, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today congratulated Natan Obed on being re-elected as president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Obed was elected today during the ITK Annual General Meeting in Inuvik, NWT. Peter Ittinuar, Natan Obed and Peter Williamson were the three candidates for ITK’s Presidential elections. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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VIU Global Studies Graduates Make A Difference

August 16, 2018 – 3:30pm Five VIU Global Studies graduates and former VIU Professor Dr. Catherine Schittecatte gathered this summer to share about life after university. After graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies (GLST) program, Richard Kulesza wentonto complete his law degree at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie and is nowa Policy Analyst for the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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World Wildlife Fund raises alarm about harmful ‘grey water’ in Canada’s Arctic – CBC

New report says used water dumped by ships could double by 2035 Aug 17, 2018 World Wildlife Fund Canada fears a new report it commissioned suggests that untreated “grey water” dumped in Canadian Arctic waters could double by 2035 if left unregulated. Grey water is used water which can come from showers, laundry, dishwashers and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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NAN Celebrates Members Achievements – Magic 99.9

August 17, 2018 The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is celebrtating their members accomplishments and contributions. They recently held the Keewaywin Awards which highlights members work to improve and strengthen their communities. · Chief Marcia Brown Martel, Beaverhouse First Nation – Emile Nakigee Award for Outstanding Leadership · Andrew Wesley, Fort Albany First Nation – NAN Elder […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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Trans Mountain cleared by the NEB to build pipeline between Edmonton and north of Kamloops, B.C.

August 16, 2018 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) today released a condition compliance Letter Report that gives Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) NEB approval to start construction of its expansion project on Segments 1-4 (also referred to as Spreads), from the Edmonton Terminal to its Darfield Pump Station north […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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Encanto Potash and Muskowekwan First Nation Engage Golder for Environmental Studies – Potash Works

Encanto Potash Corp. (TSXV: EPO) and the Muskowekwan First Nation are very pleased to announce that they have engaged Golder Associates Ltd., a consulting, design and construction services company, as a vital part of the next step in developing a significant potash mine in Saskatchewan. As part of Encanto’s previously stated plan to strive to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201816 Views

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Tearing down statues is not reconciliation: Brian Lee Crowley in the Telegraph-Journal – MLI

August 16, 2018 Unsurprisingly for the head of an organization called the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, I believe the current campaign of vilification and erasure being carried out against Sir John A. Macdonald, architect of Confederation and our first prime minister, is both wrong and unjustified. On the other hand, I warmly welcome the desire for reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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MSVU: Mount student, faculty attend inaugural Summer Institute of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network

August 16, 2018 Last week, the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (Atlantic-IMN) held their first Summer Institute. IMN is a regional network that offers mentorship and learning opportunities, as well as financial support, for graduate students who are interested in pursuing Indigenous health research. It’s a collaboration among universities (including the Mount), communities and community-based organizations, and Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201819 Views

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BC Hydro offers financial assistance to wildfire evacuees

August 17, 2018 VANCOUVER — BC Hydro is providing bill credits to customers who have been evacuated due to wildfires across the province. “Over the past several weeks, wildfires have led to evacuations in several communities across the province, and in some cases our customers have tragically lost their homes”, said Chris O’Riley, BC Hydro […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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TransCanada Does Not Endorse Mini-Tender Offer by TRC Capital

CALGARY, Alberta , Aug. 16, 2018 – News Release — TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) has been notified of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC Capital) to purchase up to 2,500,000 common shares of TransCanada, representing approximately 0.28 per cent of TransCanada’s outstanding common shares at a price of CDN $55.35 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201815 Views

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Yellowknives Dene canvass traditional knowledge about Whitebeach Point – CBC

Beach part of larger area Tlicho and N.W.T. government working to protect Aug 17, 2018 Members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation were at Whitebeach Point yesterday to discuss a plan to establish it as part of a larger territorial protected area. Whitebeach Point lies within Dinaga Wek’ehodi in the Tlicho language, which, perhaps appropriately, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201817 Views

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Group home opens in Sheshatshiu – The Gulf News

Facility will help children in protective care stay in home community Numerous area dignitaries were in Sheshatshiu on Thursday, Aug. 16 for the grand opening of the new Shushepeshipan (Joseph Nuna Sr.) Group Home on the reserve. Eugene Hart, Chief of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN), said this is the beginning of the process of […]

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Bunibonibee Cree Nation Objects to Alto Ventures Exploration Program

TO CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS OF ALTO VENTURES LTD. OXFORD HOUSE, MB, Aug. 16, 2018  – Bunibonibee Cree Nation (“BCN”) objects to Alto Ventures Ltd.’s (“Alto”) attempts to start an exploration program in BCN traditional territory at Oxford Lake Manitoba, near the reserve and amidst burial sites and on other sacred and culturally important lands […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201819 Views

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Editorial: New stat holiday a chance for the country to heal – StarPhoenix

Editorial: The concept of creating a new federal statutory holiday to commemorate the legacy of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous people is worth supporting August 17, 2018 The concept of creating a new federal statutory holiday to commemorate the legacy of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous people is well worth supporting. According to reporting by […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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Cannabis : The AFNQL is asking Prime Minister Trudeau for greater lucidity

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 16, 2018 – The Canadian Prime Minister should come back to Earth and see the effects of legalization of cannabis as our Nations will live it, “said Ghislain Picard in response to Justin Trudeau’s comments responding to the concerns of Grand Chief Serge Simon from Kanesatake. “Grand Chief Simon is absolutely right […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201818 Views

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Province Announces Appointments to University College of the North Governing Council

August 17, 2018 Manitoba Education and Training advises it has appointed five new members and re-appointed two members to the University College of the North (UCN) governing council. Cameron Mateika, of Minitonas, has been appointed to the board as chair.  Mateika is the director of research and technology for Swan Valley School Division and the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201823 Views

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